All Faiths Food Bank received $35,000 from the Kathleen K Catlin Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to provide frozen turkeys and side dishes to distribute to those in need in our community this holiday season.
“For the working families who struggle to afford regular meals, the holidays can be a painful reminder of hunger.” said CEO Sandra Frank. “Thanks to our caring community and generous donors, local families will find comfort in the form of meals and groceries this holiday season.”
Along with the distribution of over 7,100 turkeys, more than the food bank has ever distributed, families will also take home mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Turkeys will be distributed through the food bank’s Mobile Pantries, with the largest distribution of holiday groceries occurring on November 20, from 11 AM to 5 PM at Robarts Arena in Sarasota. All Faiths Food Bank has also provided turkeys for distribution through its Partner Agencies in Sarasota and Desoto counties.
The media are invited to attend the distribution:
What: Frozen Turkey and Side Item Distribution for Holiday Meals
When: 11 AM to 2 PM, Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Where: Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34237
For more information, contact Elodie McCartney Ward at 941-281-5866 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About All Faiths Food Bank
All Faiths Food Bank, awarded a consecutive 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, is a member of Feeding America, the hub of hunger relief in Sarasota and DeSoto counties and serves more than 66,000 neighbors in need through its member network that includes human services organizations, schools, faith-based and secular organizations, and other groups that serve the community. Programs include the Mobile Farm Market, which brings fresh produce to clients, Mobile Pantries, which delivers groceries to areas of highest need, the BackPack Program, ensuring students have food over weekends and holidays, School Pantries, the Campaign Against Summer Hunger, raising food and funds to feed children all summer long, and Cooking Matters, a six-week series of hands-on cooking, shopping and nutrition education classes for kids, adults and seniors. All Faiths Food Bank engages partners who nourish young minds and bodies, including the School District, libraries, the Jewish Federation of Sarasota County and child-centric organizations such as the YMCA, Eagle Academy and the Boys and Girls Clubs. Last year, All Faiths Food Bank distributed 10.2 million pounds of food equating to 8.5 million meals through 188 pantries, soup kitchens, churches, community centers, schools, and programs. Mission: Together with our partners, we provide healthy solutions to end hunger in our community. For more information, call 941-379-6333 or visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org.